DOKweb Content is a portal dedicated to East European documentary film. The news section provides up-to-date information on upcoming and just completed films, interviews with filmmakers and other documentary professionals, in-depth articles exploring the state of documentary filmmaking in various parts of the region, as well as insightful texts on current trends, funding, etc. The portal also boasts the largest published databases of completed and upcoming documentary films from Eastern Europe, an industry directory, as well as trailers and original video content. is IDF´s key online project that provides comprehensive details on all IDF´s activities and links them with general information service.
Institute of Documentary Film’s Activities

Founded in 2001, INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM (IDF) is a non-profit training and networking centre based in Prague, Czech Republic, focused on the support of Central and East European creative documentary film and its wider promotion.

We work closely with Central and East European film directors and producers and provide in-depth development support for their projects as well as international promotion.

We also work with key international festivals, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, markets, film institutions, film schools, MEDIA Desks, training programmes, national film centres and various film portals, and serve as the GATEWAY TO EAST EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY FILM – an indispensable source of documentary projects and films from Central and Eastern Europe.


Robert Bosch Stiftung offers new type of film funding by awarding three great promotional prizes for short film, animated film and documentary film by young German and Eastern/South Eastern Europeans. Robert Bosch Stiftung promotional prize enables the winning filmmakers to carry out their project and acquire skills and experience for their future work in the film business.


The main goal is to promote joint film production to encourage lasting exchange and development of European cinema. It is focused on Eastern and Southeastern European filmmakers because of its significant cinematografic tradition and stunning creativity under often difficult conditions. The films acquire a wider audience and a cultural landscape of Eastern Europe. A great oportunity to make new contacts and develop social skills. Applications must be made by team groups. The main partners are TV channel ARTE, the Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg, and the goEast Film Festival in Wiesbaden. The next deadline for submissions will be published next year. The more information about the team members the better. Application form is available at,
A good example is the short film MILAN, one of the winners of 2006, nominated for the Student Academy Award after winning the ‘Grand Prix‘ at the Tampere Film Festival in Finland.

Robert Bosch Stiftung was founded in 1964 to suport the development of interesting initiatives and projects. It promotes relations between Germany and Eastern Europe. The site offers a wide range of information about its role in Europe and its evolution. More informaiton about Robert Bosch Stiftung is available at